EPL: Emery finally reveals why he froze Ramsey out of Arsenal team


Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has claimed that Aaron Ramsey’s confused state of mind, played a part in his decision to leave him out of his side on a regular basis earlier this season.

Ramsey began the campaign as a mainstay of Emery’s new-look team, but amid uncertainty surrounding his future, Ramsey failed to start a single Premier League game between October 7 and December 5.

Emery reportedly advised Arsenal to withdraw a contract offer made to the scorer of two FA Cup final winning goals and the 28-year-old subsequently accepted a deal to sign for Juventus.

Despite his future lying elsewhere, Ramsey had re-established himself as a key member of an Arsenal team that has reached the semi-finals of the Europa League and is closing in on a top-four finish in the Premier League.

“His progress this season is amazing. At the beginning (of the season), he was a little confused maybe, because he is in the last year of his contract.

“For us, and for me, he is a very important player but his confusion maybe did not help us at some moments in the season – not like his performances now.

“In his last few performances, he has been helping us a lot – and in some of the key moments of this season. His injury is bad news and I don’t know how long he will be out of the team, maybe two or three weeks,” Emery told a press conference on Friday.